• Crime Scene Investigations I

    This course will give an introduction to the importance of physical evidence in solving crimes, basics in crime scene assessment, elements of fingerprinting, evidence collecting, photography, and processing methods and documentation. Topics covered include the following: orientation and evaluation, ethics and integrity, review of report writing, law enforcement forensics field work, safety, interpersonal skills and group dynamics, thinking and problem solving skills, and communication skills. Students are encouraged to join SkillsUSA, the Career and Technical Student Organization for Public Safety ($30 fee). (One-block, one-credit course for 11th graders. Juniors take Crime Scene Investigations I concurrently with Criminal Justice I and Intro to Public Safety/First Responder. )

    Criminal Justice I (Crowder College Dual Credit Option)

    Students will study social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of behavior. Students will use a social science research model to investigate contemporary American issues of social inequality, patterns of behavior, forces for social change and resistance, and also learn how social systems work. Students will study people in their interactions with others and practice interpersonal skills. They will discuss self-concept, develop an understanding of how people function as individuals and members of groups, and understand the impact of social institutions. Content includes introductions to criminology, ethics as applied to correction services, legal responsibilities, teamwork, constitutional law, use of force, and conflict resolution. Students will learn and be certified in National Incident Management System and Hunter’s Safety. . Prerequisite: 90% attendance, acceptable behavior record and grades. Student will need 1" ring binder and notebook paper. Students are encouraged to join SkillsUSA, the Career and Technical Student Organization for Public Safety ($30 membership fee). Students who elect to take the class for dual credit will earn 3 credit hours from Crowder College (CJ 101-Intro to Criminal Justice). The optional college course fee is currently $60 per credit hour (subject to change annually). (Two-block, one-year, two-credit course for 11th graders. Taken concurrently with Intro to Public Safety/First Responder and Crime Scene Investigation I.)

    Intro Public Safety/First Responder

    This program provides students with entry-level knowledge of the various divisions of public safety, including law enforcement, emergency medical, and firefighting. Students will also learn the effective and appropriate responses to emergency situations as they pertain to public safety. Topics covered in this course include the preparatory process, police practices, state and federal laws, corrections, firefighting techniques, trauma, special patient populations, and general EMS operations. This course also provides the student with the opportunity to become certified in BLS, CPR, and Heartsaver First Aid through the American Heart Association.  Students will need 1” ring binder and notebook paper. Students are encouraged to join SkillsUSA, the Career and Technical Student Organization for Public Safety ($30 fee).  (One-block, one-credit yearlong course for 11th graders. Taken concurrently with Criminal Justice I and Crime Scene Investigation I.)

    Crime Scene Investigations II (Crowder College Dual Credit Option)

    This course will be an extension of Crime Scene Investigation I and will cover physical evidence in solving crimes, crime scene assessment, fingerprinting, evidence collecting, photography, and processing methods and documentation. This course will have project-based work including much field work in the crime scene area. Topics covered include: orientation and evaluation, ethics and integrity, review of report writing, law enforcement forensics field work, safety, interpersonal skills and group dynamics, thinking and problem solving skills, and communication skills. Students are encouraged to join SkillsUSA, the Career and Technical Student Organization for Public Safety. There is a $30 fee for SkillsUSA membership.  Students who elect to take this class for dual credit will earn 3 credit hours from Crowder College (CJ 102- Crime Scene Processing). The optional college course fee is currently $60 per credit hour (subject to change annually). Seniors take Crime Scene Investigations II concurrently with Criminal Justice II and 911 Dispatching/Emergency Response. (One-block, one-credit course for 12th graders. Seniors take Crime Science Investigations II concurrently with Criminal Justice II and 911 Dispatching/Emergency Response.)
     

    Criminal Justice II (Crowder College Dual Credit Option)

    Students will learn everyday police tactics (traffic stops, calls for service, interview techniques, etc.), including many hands-on activities. Students will also use standard operational procedures used in the criminal justice system, apply psychology principles to deal with erratic behavior, apply anger management techniques to resolve conflicts and reduce anger, evaluate the surrounding environment for signs of potential problems and/or danger, and take on leadership responsibilities to demonstrate the knowledge and skills to collaborate in projects and work activities in the correctional environment. Students will learn and practice crime scene processing techniques with many hands-on activities. Students will learn and be certified in POST Approved Basic Corrections Officer Academy, intermediate control device training and certifications, National Incident Management System, TASER, and Firearm Safety. Prerequisite: Criminal Justice I, 90% Attendance, acceptable behavior and grades. Lab Fee: $75.00. Students will need 1-inch ring binder and notebook paper. Students are encouraged to join SkillsUSA, the Career and Technical Student Organization for Public Safety ($30 fee).  Students who elect to take the class for dual credit will earn 3 credit hours for CJ190 Patrol Operations. The optional current college course fee is $60 per credit hour (subject to change annually). (One-year, two-block, two-credit course for 12th graders. Taken concurrently with Crime Scene Investigations II and 911 Dispatching/Emergency Response.)

     
    911 Dispatching/Emergency Response (Crowder College Dual Credit Option)
     
    The Emergency Tele-communicator course is a course for entry-level emergency tele-communicators.  This course was created by the National Academies of Emergency Dispatch.  This program is designed to train new students who want to study emergency communications centers and their technology, legal guidelines, stress factors, and learn methods of communication.  Certification for this course is available upon completion of the Academy’s 40 hour (minimum) Emergency Tele-communicator Course along with a passing score of 80% or greater on the exam.  The certification is valid for two years. Training shall be based on the duties and functions to be performed by each responder of an emergency response organization. The skill and knowledge levels required for all new responders, those hired after the effective date of this standard, shall be conveyed to them through training before they are permitted to take part in actual emergency operations on an incident. First responders at this awareness level are individuals who are likely to witness or discover a hazardous substance release and who have been trained to initiate an emergency response sequence by notifying the proper authorities of the release. They would take no further action beyond notifying the authorities of the Incident.  Students must be 18 years of age to obtain a certificate for the 911 Dispatching Certification for this program. Also, they must have at least 90 percent attendance, acceptable behavior record, and good grades. Students are encouraged to join SkillsUSA, the Career and Technical Student Organization for Public Safety ($30 fee).  Students who elect to take the class for dual credit will earn 3 credit hours from Crowder College (CJ 103-Telecommunications). The optional college course fee is currently $60 per credit hour --subject to change annually. (One-year, one-credit course for 12th graders. Taken concurrently with Criminal Justice II and Crime Scene Investigations II.)